||Late spring, early summer
||Clusters of creamy white flowers composed of 5 petals with red centers.
||Leaves are narrow and leathery. They turn deep red in the fall.
||The Sand Cherry is a shrub-like tree. It would not normally be included in a wildflower listing, but it has been included here because it is a characteristic flower of the Sleeping Bear Dunes. The fruit is a bitter red miniature cherry-like fruit that appears in mid-summer. The trunks are reddish with white dots or streaks.